Tendonitis is a condition where tendons become inflamed and stressed. Symptoms of tendonitis can be very painful, with swelling and a soreness deep within the tissue that leads to an inability to perform daily tasks comfortably. One of the most common causes of tendonitis is a significant strain or injury where the tendons are made to elongate or pull past their typical range of motion.
Tendonitis & Tendinopathy
- Although tendinitis can be caused by a sudden injury, the condition is much more likely to stem from the repetition of a particular movement over time. Most people develop tendinitis because their jobs or hobbies involve repetitive motions, which put stress on the tendons.
- Using proper technique is especially important when performing repetitive sports movements or job-related activities. Improper technique can overload the tendon which can occur, for instance, with tennis elbow and lead to tendinitis.